With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. The Saturn system has been Cassini’s home for 13 years, but that journey has come to an end.
Following a remarkable journey of 20 years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory.
Here are some of the final images Cassini shared with Earth before its final descent 7:55 a.m. EDT on September 25, 2017.
ALL images are courtesy NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.